July 11th, 2011
10:09 AM ET

Debris poses no danger to station, shuttle, NASA says

The International Space Station and space shuttle Atlantis are not in danger from an orbiting piece of debris after all, NASA said Monday.

The agency had been tracking a piece of the COSMOS 375 satellite, saying it could come close to the station and the shuttle docked there on Tuesday.

But the agency said Monday that Mission Control verified that the debris will pass a safe distance from the station and shuttle.

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